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Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Calumet, USA
Kuan-Chou Chen is the Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Department Head of the Department of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics, as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Calumet. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an ¡°Outstanding Scholar Award.¡± He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Calumet, 2005).
University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Yongsheng Ma joined the faculty of
engineering, University of Alberta in 2007, and has been a
full professor since 2013. Dr. Ma is a member of ASEE, SME,
SPE and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer. He
teaches Capstone Design Projects, Engineering Informatics,
Engineering Economics and Manufacturing Processes. His main
research areas include e-Manufacturing, feature-based design
and manufacturing modeling, CADCAM, ERP process modeling and
product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng.
from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990)
and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was a
faculty with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Dr. Ma publishes actively in top international journals and
conferences, especially in the field of Semantic Modeling
for Product and Process Engineering. Dr. Ma had been an
associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science
and Engineering (2009-2013). Since 2012, he has served as an
editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Due to his
fruitful collaboration with a Canadian manufacturer, in
2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by
Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation. Dr. Ma
started his career as a polytechnic lecturer in Singapore
(1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager
(1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing
Technology. Dr. Ma also served in department selection
committee (2012), faculty nominating (2009-2011) and
evaluation committees (2011). Dr. Ma had been a member of
General Faculty Council (GFC) and a university senator from
July, 2013 to July, 2016.
Assoc. Prof. Craig L. Israelsen
Utah Valley University, USA
Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D. teaches in the Personal Financial Planning program at Utah Valley University (USA). Primary among his research interests is the analysis of mutual funds and the design of investment portfolios. He writes monthly for Financial Planning Magazine. His research has also been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Asset Management (U.K.), Journal of Performance Measurement, Asia Financial Planning Journal (Singapore), Journal of Family and Economic Issues, and Financial Counseling and Planning.
School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Dr. Qing Tan is an associate professor in School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He was born and raised in Chengdu. He left his beloved hometown in 1977 to study Aviation Automation at the Northwest Polytechnic University. He earned his PhD in Cybernetics Engineering for Robotics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in 1993. As a foreign senior research fellow, he did the research on Telepresence Robot for the human acts simulation program at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in 1994. He did his post-doctorial fellowship at University of Alberta in 1996. He joined Athabasca University in 2007 with extensive IT industrial working experiences in Canada. Dr. Tan is teaching and developing both undergraduate and graduate courses including Mobile Computing, Computer Networking, E-Commerce, Enterprise Modeling, Cloud Computing, and Big Data Analytics. Dr. Tan¡¯s research interests and engagements include Location-Based Technologies, Mobile Computing, Adaptive Mobile Learning, Telepresence Robot, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Computer Network and Cyber Security. Dr. Tan received several Canadian national and provincial research grants. He has published many research papers on International journals and conferences. He also sits on many international journal editor boards and various conference committees.